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- Abandoned tracks 3 days ago The « Small Belt », la « Petite Ceinture », the circular railway on which I have posted a number of times, e.g. here, here, here, which was supposed to supply the city’s fortification walls and also to connect the different railway terminals, was created in the middle of the 19th century....
- Too much...? 6 days ago This “hôtel particulier”, a former private mansion house – now a school – is very rich on decorations, maybe a little bit “too much”? Well, it has not always looked like this, the building has been transformed during the centuries. The original building dates from the 16th century and...
- The Anne-Frank Garden ... again. 1 week ago In November 2010 I already wrote about the little Anne-Frank Garden (see here), so well hidden behind some buildings that very few people manage to find their way to it, although so close to a place which receives a lot of visitors, the Centre Pompidou (see my previous posts). In my previous post...
- An ecological little garden 1 week ago I already posted about the “White Coats” – “Blancs Manteaux” in French. I’m not going to repeat what I already wrote here and here, just say that this refers to some monks, dressed in white. They also gave the name to a street, rue des Blanc-Manteaux. We are in the Marais area - at one...
- Green space 2 weeks ago I was a bit early for a meeting… and I discovered two charming green spaces - along the Avenue du Général Leclerc. The first one is surrounding an old (1780) hospital building, Hôpital Rochefoucauld, outside Paris borders when it was built. Today the hospital is specialising in gerontology....
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Website Reviews » There are 35 reviews on Peter's Paris
15:31 PM November 19, 2012
Great blog! I love it! Wonderful photos, explanations, information, details. Very rich and complete. Many many interesting topics: architecture, arts, music, history, nature, society and so on. It's a daily pleasure reading it.
15:35 PM November 19, 2012
I found Peter´s blog very interesting because he shows us great pictures with good texts. Paris is very beatiful if you it see with the Peter´s eyes.
15:58 PM November 19, 2012
The postings to this blog are frequent and interesting. Some postings deal with the well known while others deal with more unfamiliar aspects of Paris with which only a long time resident and lover of Paris would be acquainted. Well written and researched always.
16:09 PM November 19, 2012
I have been following this blog for ever... :-) Fun and discoveries from a to z...
16:43 PM November 19, 2012
Peter's Paris blog is always interesting. Thorough research, lovely photos, great personality. My favourite Paris blog.
17:47 PM November 19, 2012
The most attractive things of Peter's blog is his great combination of text & photos. Every time I read, it seems I am also travelling with peter & enjoying those beauties of Paris with my eyes.
18:13 PM November 19, 2012
I've been reading for quite some time. It often brings tears to my eyes as I recall places I have been, or sights I want to see. Merci, Peter!
19:20 PM November 19, 2012
I've been following book blogs for the last few months and wanting to send Peter an e-mail. I couldn't find the words! It is an unbelievably beautiful and thoughtful blog. I lived in Germany (USArmy) and traveled to Paris at every opportunity. I'm an out and out Francophile and Peter's blog starts my day on a happy note.
20:54 PM November 19, 2012
Peter's blog is the best blog about Paris I've seen! His photos and commentary are unequaled!
21:35 PM November 19, 2012
Peter's Paris is exceptional. His photographs coupled with the most interesting text and history make this blog one of my favorites. My trip to Paris is always rejuvenated in my mind when I experience his creativity in bringing "The City of Light" to life.
01:17 AM November 20, 2012
Dear Peter. Your blog is one of the best out there. Your posts are always thoroughly researched, and illustrated with beautiful photos and useful maps. You take us to areas of Paris that most visitors have never heard about. Finally, you give an unbiased view of these neighborhoods you love or discover along the way, staying away from clichés. Well done. Bonne chance! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)
01:38 AM November 20, 2012
Great sites, great topics, great pictures, clear and thoughtful descriptions.
08:50 AM November 20, 2012
En tant que Parisienne de naissance, de coeur et d'âme et étant une expat moi-même, , je me régale à aller sur le blog de Peter pour me remémorer mon enfance et ma jeunesse et aussi pour m'instruire et découvrir les coins de ma ville que je connais point.
15:33 PM November 20, 2012
Always interesting with a good history of the subject accompanied by many photographs giving the viewer a better understanding and knowledge of the City of Light.
18:11 PM November 20, 2012
An inspiring oasis!
04:26 AM November 21, 2012
Excellent pics always, takes me back to the beautiful sights I have seen there.
12:41 PM November 22, 2012
I enjoy exploring Paris through Peter's eyes very much, and I've used his walks and introductions to areas as useful tips during my own visits. It helps to make a big beautiful city more approachable for a visitor who doesn't want to stick to the well-trodden tourist track. His photos are lovely on their own, but he adds so much more with the maps and commentary on art, history, culture etc. Tack snälla Peter!
17:13 PM November 22, 2012
This is the next best thing to staying in Paris. I have learnt so much about the City and I thought I knew it well!!! Peter's description brings the city alive.
19:23 PM November 22, 2012
Peter's blog is a delight! I learn so much from it and the gorgeous photos are amazing. He knows Paris so well and does a lot of research trying to enlighten us on different artists, architecture, history... "Peter's Paris" has been a favorite of mine for few years now and I am never disappointed.
03:04 AM November 24, 2012
1 blog plaisant et sans polémique sur le Paris qu'on aime!
22:03 PM November 24, 2012
I love Peter's blog. He so makes me wish I were in Paris. I have used his blog many times for in-depth looks around Paris. Someday I hope to make his acquaintance! And thank you for not publishing negative comments. Who has time for that??
00:56 AM November 25, 2012
Peter's blog is one of the best I've come across, for he goes to extraordinary lengths to research and communicated details of Paris, and elsewhere, that we would have a hard time finding without his excellent assistance. And if you ever have the chance to meet Peter and walk with him through the streets of Paris, don't miss it, he is a great guide, and a great guy !
11:42 AM November 28, 2012
Excellent guide with perfect comments giving you ideas for revisiting aereas in Paris you haven't visited for a certain time.
13:09 PM November 28, 2012
Want to explore Paris even more, after reading this blog. Love all the details!
15:12 PM November 28, 2012
Great and interesting blog! The only chance to vist Paris when there is no chance for travelling. It's a pleasure to follow Peter through Paris. Thanks a lot!
20:30 PM November 28, 2012
consistently informative, interesting, fun, with great historical insights and wonderful pictures keeps me in touch until our yearly sojourn the archived posts are better than any book-reference Peter's off the main track asides are among the best i thoroughly envy Peter his avocation
12:55 PM November 29, 2012
Love Peter's blog. His photos are beautiful. The maps really help you to know where things are located and the history and information is fascinating and informative!
14:48 PM November 29, 2012
Love all the information and photos on this blog. When I'm feeling down this is the blog I go to.
00:16 AM November 30, 2012
A go-to blog for great descriptions of the places I hope to visit in Paris. Introduced in October, by Peter, to the Salpetriere! Excellent post.
00:42 AM November 30, 2012
Love your photos, the well developed history lessons, the charming spots you pick. thank you for the vacation i can take while just sitting with my machine and a cafe au lait. bravo. Hope your surgery goes well.
02:01 AM December 02, 2012
I always look forward to seeing Peter's blog because he has great photos and does such wonderful research for each post. He is very generous to share his wealth of knowledge about Paris with us through his blog, and I say YES his blog has what it takes to win the Expats in France Award!
18:32 PM December 03, 2012
Even in such a familiar city, there's always something new and worth marking for your next visit. Great insights from Peter. Thanks
21:40 PM December 04, 2012
Excellent and informative with a unique point of view. BRAVO!
01:07 AM December 06, 2012
Peter has a great blog and he takes stunning pictures. I love how informative he is about Paris, it almost makes me feel as if I'm there too!
18:55 PM December 06, 2012
I love that this blog, Peter's Paris, is not gimmicky, does not try to be sarcastic, nor is it cloyingly sweet or romantic, and most importantly it does not try to be a guide book to the city. It is a perfect glimpse of Paris, giving the reader a chance to explore the city without necessarily being there, it is objective with a human touch.